What Is an Executive Assistant, and Why Do You Need One?

  • Jan Jones


What is an executive assistant, and who needs one? You do—at least if you are serious about focusing on the job you are better equipped to do than anyone else in your organization. In his book How to Get Rich, Donald Trump says, “ask God for a great assistant. No joke. A great one can make your life a whole lot easier—or, in my case, almost manageable.”1


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  1. 1.
    Donald Trump and Meredith McIver. How to Get Rich (New York: Random House, 2004), p. 11.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Richard Branson. “Things I Carry: Smart Phone? I Prefer a Brilliant Assistant.” LinkedIn. April 2, 2013. Accessed February 4, 2015.–204068115-things-i-carry-smart-phone-i-prefer-a-brilliant-assistant.Google Scholar

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